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User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1490
  • Polk County, Iowa

Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 
  • 4 votes

Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 

 


As we work with crops, we all know we need to be able to identify weeds, but we are not all expert and experienced weed scientists.

A few years ago I read an article by Dr. Jared Goplen, a weed scientist and Extension Educator at…

Tiffany Obrecht-Johnson
  • 200
  • Marion County, Indiana

Carbon credits: Pay farmers or landowners?

 
  • 5 votes

"Is the value of the carbon credit in the practice that creates it, or in the soil where it is stored?" Almost 15 years ago we started talking about carbon markets and it being a cash cow for farmers. Interesting question to ask - is it the farmer or the landowner that should ta…

User Picture Blair Bennis
  • 1050
  • Hancock County Ohio

Stocking up on 2022 Inputs

 
  • 6 votes

As we near the middle of 2021, my retail customers are sharing with me that many growers are already looking to purchase inputs for the 2022 cropping season. What do you think of this strategy? What is driving this?

 

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 2440
  • Dallas County, Iowa

How is #Plant21 Progressing in Your Operation and State? Iowa Corn 94% planted, Soybeans 83% planted, 13-18 Days Ahead of Averages!

 
  • 5 votes

https://iowaagriculture.gov/news/weekly-crop-report-51721

While topsoil moisture is still 7% very short and 27% short and temperatures are still colder than normal, #Plant21 has gone incredibly smoothly, especially as compared to recent planting seasons.  Planting in Iowa is win…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 2440
  • Dallas County, Iowa

What’s the Skinny on Short Stature Corn?

 
  • 6 votes

Interesting discussion on short stature corn with Bayer Crop Science US COO Brett Begemann. The short stature corn discussion starts about 8 minutes and 40 seconds in to the podcast and concludes at about 11 minutes.

After the Iowa derecho wind storm last summer, the short st…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 2440
  • Dallas County, Iowa

New USDA Deputy Secretary Confirmed!

 
  • 3 votes

Congratulations to Dr. Jewel Bronaugh! It’s great to see deserving leaders of state agricultural agencies elevated to the highest levels of USDA. In addition to leading the Virginia Dept. of Agricultu…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1490
  • Polk County, Iowa

Frost impact on corn yield of plants that recover at VE - V2 is small; but greater than shown in hail charts at V6 – V10

 
  • 4 votes

Frost impact on corn yield of plants that recover at VE - V2 is small; but greater than shown in hail charts at V6 – V10

 

Fortunately, frost damage effects on corn yield are relatively minor at early growth stages for plants that are now making progressive recovery in most aff…

User Picture Gina Tumbarello
  • 780
  • Noblesville, IN

USTR Tai Testifies on President's Trade Agenda

 
  • 4 votes

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Testifies on President's Agenda | C-SPAN.org

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is on Capitol Hill this week testifying on President Joe Biden’s trade agenda. On Wednesday, she testified before the Senate Finance Committee and reiter…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1490
  • Polk County, Iowa

Corn recovery potential after early season frost

 
  • 4 votes

As the forecast shows warmer weather ahead, we may have dodged the corn frost-damage bullet for the most part during the past period of cold weather. For those evaluating damage that did occur this week, below are some insights I learned over the years from experience that often…